This flavorful homemade hot sauce can be substituted in any recipe calling for Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce. It's great on foods to add a lot of flavor and heat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
120
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the vinegar to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook the serrano peppers and habanero peppers in the vinegar for 3 minutes. Transfer to a blender; add the onion powder, garlic, pepper, and chili powder. Blend starting on low speed and increasing the speed gradually until smooth, about 3 minutes total.

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Nutrition Facts

2 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
Wow-oh-Wow!! Great hot sauce! My husband has always wanted to try making hot sauce at home and this turned out great. I had to substitute some jalapenos just because I couldn't find all the serranos we needed. Just a few suggestions for those new to the world of hot peppers...(1) wear kitchen gloves when taking off the stems (2)remove some or all of the seeds to reduce the heat and (3)wait awhile (and don't inhale) before taking the lid off that blender! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2008
NOT EDIBLE! The recipe needs to be revised to remove all seeds. I used the exact amount of peppers called for leaving guts in since it didn't call for removal. I put a drop on my tongue and I swear this is poisonous!!! I love spicy food and I POUR chili powder on Thai cuisine and this is UNEDIBLE as written. Sorry 1 star for a waste of my money. (fwiw I reserved about 1/4 cup and quadrupled with Odwalla mango juice... still hotter than heck!) Read More
(22)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
Wow-oh-Wow!! Great hot sauce! My husband has always wanted to try making hot sauce at home and this turned out great. I had to substitute some jalapenos just because I couldn't find all the serranos we needed. Just a few suggestions for those new to the world of hot peppers...(1) wear kitchen gloves when taking off the stems (2)remove some or all of the seeds to reduce the heat and (3)wait awhile (and don't inhale) before taking the lid off that blender! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
This was my first attempt ever making any type of hot sauce. I chose this recipe because of the high quantity of habanero peppers I like my food hot. I was amazed by how flavorful this sauce is though I would assume that if you can't handle the heat you won't taste the flavor. I have made two batches of the sauce the first without seeds and membrane and while delicious in flavor it didn't pack the punch I was looking for. Round two was better leaving in all seeds and membranes I only removed the stems. I shall be making this again though I could only find a couple people at work that would eat it. Guess that leaves more for me. Oh and I did reduce the vinegar by about 1/3 not too keen on vinegar hot sauces. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
great hot sauce for people who like it hot, not for the people who think they like it hot. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2008
NOT EDIBLE! The recipe needs to be revised to remove all seeds. I used the exact amount of peppers called for leaving guts in since it didn't call for removal. I put a drop on my tongue and I swear this is poisonous!!! I love spicy food and I POUR chili powder on Thai cuisine and this is UNEDIBLE as written. Sorry 1 star for a waste of my money. (fwiw I reserved about 1/4 cup and quadrupled with Odwalla mango juice... still hotter than heck!) Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
AWESOME!!! Added extra garlic, & some fresh lime juice, served it with a self serve taco bar at a party I hosted, & people just loved it!!! Also, used Chipotle powder in lieu of regular chili powder, & gave it a shot of Applewood liquid smoke! Fantastic recipe!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
This is a great sauce! Make sure you wear gloves and don't open the blender right away. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
This is a great recipe if you like hot sauce. With a few additions this could easily be 5 stars. WARNING if you do not like extremely hot sauces this is not the sauce for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
This was very easy and eveyone loved it. My brother in law wouldn't stop eating it even eith the sweat running off his fourhead. Will be making more of this. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2009
Maybe I should have left some of the seeds in. Not hot at all! But the taste is fair. Read More
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